So as many of you know I have had the amazing opportunity of being a student brand ambassador for Boux Avenue since last September. I can’t believe how fast time has gone because June is my last month working with them as a student brand ambassador. In the spirit of this, I thought I would write about what it has been like to work with one of my favourite brands, plus so many of you message me about it so I thought why not just write a post about it, answering all your questions.
First, in case you have no idea who Boux Avenue is because you’ve been living under a rock, they are a lingerie brand that sells gorgeous lingerie, swimwear and nightwear. Most cities will also, have a store which you can pop into to get a free bra fitting to ensure that you are wearing the correct size.
How did you get to work with them Lauren?
Well, every year Boux put out a post asking for student brand ambassadors, all you have to do it post a photo on your feed writing in the caption why you would make a perfect brand ambassador. For my post, I decided to post a picture of when I was on holiday wearing one of my bikini’s I had bought from them. I think my caption was very different from everyone else who applied, I talked about the ethics that Boux has towards human trafficking and modern slavery. When writing to a brand I think it is really important to look up the values and ethics of the brand instead of just saying you love their stuff!
I applied as you can see in August and found out in September that I got it, I can’t tell you how excited I was when I received the email from them to say they had chosen me.
When I got the email I had to book a time to go into the Plymouth store and get myself fitted to make sure that I was wearing the right size. I was very nervous for this bit as I knew I would have to stand in front of someone with my top off but they made me feel so comfortable that I did not feel embarrassed at all. After my fitting I found out I was wearing the complete wrong size, so they gave me a new set to welcome me to the programme. I picked up this gorgeous red set, after being given the recommendation by the lady who worked there.
Not long after I received my first ever box, for the first box we did not get to pick what was in it so I was eagerly waiting for the postman. I remember checking out the other girls who were on the programme to see what they had got as well. For my first box, I receive another free set, stockings, slippers and a pj’s. This is where I found out my new discount code which gives you all 20% online (LAURENJBOUX20).
How long does this programme last?
So I started the programme in September 2018 and it, unfortunately, finishes in June 2019 which I am gutted about but I am so thankful for the time I have had with them.
Do you get stuff every month?
Yes I receive a box each month which I get to chose what goes into it, we have selected themes to follow each month but other than that as long as we pick an item within the theme we have full reign. Some months I have gotten things from other brands which is so good as I’ve been able to try out other brands I had not heard of.
What are they like to work with?
As one of my first brands to work with they are extremelty good, they are so supportive and like all of the content that I post. Sometimes I have been fortunate enough to have my picture featured on their stories which is a great feeling. We do not have to get pre-post-approval from them which you do have to do with other brands I have worked with. I have met some amazing people through the programme and been inspired by many of their feeds as we all bring something different to the table.
Would I recommend it?
Hell yes, if you are a student reading this thinking this sounds great I can’t recommend enough applying in August if they run it again. I can’t thank Boux enough. I not only have gained some beautiful new lingerie sets but also have learnt so much about working with brands on Instagram.
What’s next for me?
I know that I want to continue to work with brands I love and sharing all about them with you guys. I have been putting myself out there to brands recently. I had a few brands reply which I can’t wait to share with you over the next couple of weeks. I just want to keep doing what I am doing and continue to grow with you guys. I can’t thank you all enough for the support you have given me over the last couple of weeks. It amazes me every day waking up to all your comments and seeing new people join my page. If you haven’t already make sure you check out my new YouTube channel I have some good ideas. I will be creating some packing videos for Bali and will also be sharing my travels with you on there so don’t miss it.
Let me know if there are any other questions you have about my collaboration with Boux Avenue or if there are any other posts you want to see on here.